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He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

Actors: Peter Diamond , Hugh Quarshie , Sheila Gish , Jon Polito , Alan North , Beatie Edney , Sean Connery , Clancy Brown , Roxanne Hart , Christopher Lambert
Directors: Russell Mulcahy
Country: UK
Release: 1986-03-07
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  • Staff [Not Credited]

    Director Russell Mulcahy can’t seem to decide from one scene to the next whether he’s making a sci-fi, thriller, horror, music video or romance – end result is a mishmash.

    Variety Full Review
  • Gene Siskel

    About halfway through the violent, fantasy adventure Highlander, one character talks about how it was the custom during ancient times to throw babies into a pit of hungry dogs. Well, there were more than a few times during this hyperviolent film in which I felt as if I were a baby being thrown to a dog of a movie.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Walter Goodman

    Since none of the characters makes sense even on the movie's own terms, Highlander keeps on exploding for almost two hours, with nothing at stake.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Jay Scott

    Highlander's flashy style is the cinematic equivalent of a Las Vegas chorus line: always kicking. Without Lambert, who displays an unexpected comic talent along with intensely photogenic passive-aggressive eyes, and Roxanne Hart, whose knowledgeable portrayal of a New York detective is undercut by the symphony of screams extracted from her toward the end, and Connery, who wears a pearl-drop earring and is supposed to be Spanish but still has the burr and brio of James Bond, Highlander would be little more than an everlasting video; it's not much more than that, as it is. [10 Mar 1986, p.C9]

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
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